Thursday, November 17, 2005

Jackson in Denial

A spokesman for Michael Jackson has been frantically issuing denials of all sorts of things that he has done or is supposedly planning to do in the Arabian Gulf. This one amused me: "Mr Jackson mistakenly entered a ladies room in Dubai, labelled in Arabic." This refers to him being spotted fixing his make-up in a ladies' washroom at Ibn Battuta Mall. I just thought I'd check about these signs, on the basis that virtually all signage in public places in Dubai is in English and Arabic.

Sadly, the signs at IBM are a bit linguistically challenged. No English. No Arabic even! Only little pictures. So this is obviously why Michael got confused. He's seen lots of blokes wearing dresses, and assumed that the character wearing the dress is the male. Quite obvious really.


Blogger samuraisam said...

i find it funny that 3 trannies (cross dressers) were arrested in RAK yesterday, yet michael jackson wears the national dress of the country, an islamic country, and manages to go into a womans bathroom, whereas these trannies were doing nothing in particular

5:22 pm  
Blogger desertblog said...

Very interesting! Do I have permission to use that photo - and credit it to you ofcourse - for an article on another blog?

6:40 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Desertblog: sure u can use it (I've just uploaded a clearer version).

7:00 pm  
Blogger Duffy said...

Given Jacko's proclivities, the UAE children are safer if he uses the ladies room.

One newspaper here said he was in the UAE where he bought a house. Specifically, Bahrain.

Good to know our journalists are hard at working checking thier facts.

8:09 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Duffy: hehehe

10:33 pm  
Blogger Emirati said...

keefieboy, i think i may have seen you today in jumeriah, near haagen daas, just a hunch lol.

12:57 am  
Blogger CG said...

where is haagen daz

1:14 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...


8:27 pm  
Blogger kaya said...

Haagen daz what Haagen daz. But what daz u do?

10:06 am  
Blogger kaya said...

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10:16 am  
Blogger kaya said...

@ Duffy
Not quite. Knowing his proclivities our children are at a bigger risk because Mums generally take five year olds boys into the ladies.

10:17 am  
Blogger muscati said...

Actually he's been in Oman since last Tuesday. Some of my friends went over to see him at the Hyatt yesterday. I saw the pics, he looks horrible. Even worst than the pics we see on the news. He was supposed to leave on Thursday but suddenly changed his mind and said he wants to stay some more.

I hear he's moved from the Hyatt to the Bustan Palace now.

3:09 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Next stop Saudi?

3:17 pm  
Blogger kaya said...

@ Muscati
Yeh I know about his trip to Muscat. We got a call from a friend, with whom MJ was having lunch the nxt day. The sweet man called us all excited and invited us over for lunch, but to drive down to Muscat just to have lunch with an albino lizard on helium. I dont think so!

7:31 pm  
Blogger kaya said...

@ keefie
I dont think he will go there (KSA). They like them young. MJ is an ole ole thang.

7:33 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Kaya: same age as me, but I have a much better nose!

1:45 pm  
Blogger kaya said...

For a normal person its not old at all(Ill be 38 nxt month) but when it comes to that persuasion I hear 11 gets too old.
And keefie I am sure your nose is also ur OWN!
Takes me back in time to a silly joke I knew which at the time was a "DIRTY" joke.(Now Im older and my vocab is far more enhanced).
This WHite guy wants to go to this BROTHAS party. He hears the Sistahs there all so hot etc.
So he asks his Black friend to take him. His friend totally refuses as if they are caught he will be made into mince meat.
Somehow the white guy convinces the Black guy by saying he will put colour all over his body and no one will know the difference.
Anyhow by now they r both tripping and they go off to this party.
Sometime later the White guy has to use the facilities but he is so pissed he leaves the door unlocked.
He is looking for toilet paper when the door is yanked open and there stands a brother.
The brother takes one look at the sight facing him and says,

Bad taste? Moi?

12:25 pm  

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